1889 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe Occult Horror Poetry Illustrated WL Taylor Art

POE, Edgar Allan

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“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”

­-Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

 

Edgar Allan Poe is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

 

“The Raven” is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven’s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore”. The poem makes use of folk, mythological, religious, and classical references. This late 19th century publication of “The Raven” is illustrated all throughout by William Ladd Taylor.

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1889 The Raven Edgar Allan Poe Occult Horror Poetry Illustrated WL Taylor Art

 

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.”

­-Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven

 

Edgar Allan Poe is widely regarded as a central figure of Romanticism in the United States and American literature as a whole, and he was one of the country’s earliest practitioners of the short story. Poe is generally considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre and is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction.

 

“The Raven” is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven’s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore”. The poem makes use of folk, mythological, religious, and classical references. This late 19th century publication of “The Raven” is illustrated all throughout by William Ladd Taylor.

 

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POE, Edgar Allan

 

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe Illustrated

 

New York:  E.P. Dutton and Co. 1889

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • 18 leaves
    • Illustrated by W.L. Taylor
  • Language: English
  • Binding: pictorial hardcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8.5in X 6.5in (21cm x 17cm)

 

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9299

Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Arts & Architecture

Authors

POE, Edgar Allan

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete